We partner with schools and organizations to develop their competence, skills and knowledge of OST STEAM programs.
MSI's Out-of-School-Time (OST) Educator Program, formerly known as Science Minors Club, aims to support the development of inclusive and equitable learning in out-of-school-time settings for young people primarily in grades 3-8, with 70% of our partner programs in the city of Chicago. Our partner network reaches Chicago, its suburbs, and northwest Indiana. As part of our commitment to partner with intention, we will deepen our strategic relationships with Englewood, Woodlawn, South Shore and Hyde Park communities beginning Fall 2022, with other focus neighborhoods to be added in the future.
Our OST partners will provide rich opportunities to spark young people's interest, excitement and motivation to learn about phenomena in the natural and human-built world. Our team will build the capacity of educators and site partners by developing their knowledge, skills and mindset to be leaders in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) in the out-of-school-time setting.